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March 4, 2020
Article: Snapshot of the Israeli Fintech Scene
Simon Jaffa and Dr. Zvi Gabbay take a look at the challenges and opportunities in the Israeli fintech sector in this short article.
March 3, 2020
Representing MAT Investment Holdings in Merger between Two Manufacturers of Control Valves from Kibbutz Industry
Our firm represented the Spanish multinational industrial group MAT Investment Holdings in the merger of its Israeli subsidiary Dorot Management Control Valves from Kibbutz Dorot with A.R.I. Flow Control Accessories, a company owned indirectly by Kibbutz Kfar Haruv.
February 26, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Attends Fourth Annual FOW Derivatives Israel Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay served as a panelist for the annual FOW event. The panel discussed the essentials for entrepreneurs entering the fintech market.
February 24, 2020
Article: Israel Land Authority Policy – Negative Incentive for Agricultural Settlements
Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the proposal to amend the rules for restoring agricultural land to the Israel Lands Authority, which will reduce the incentives offered to farmers. Hagit noted that since the decision has been postponed until after next week's election, it is worth taking the time to prepare accordingly.
February 23, 2020
Chambers TMT Guide 2020: Law in Practice
As experts in the TMT field, our firm was asked to contribute the Israeli law and practice overview for the Chambers Israel TMT guide. In their overview, Micky Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, and Nir Abraham discuss legal considerations for big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. They also address key data protection principles, the challenges with IT service agreements, privacy matters, and more. As a whole, the TMT guide offers insights for each jurisdiction.
February 19, 2020
Daniel Lorber Lectures at Israeli Go Global Forum's Meetup
Adv. Daniel Lorber participated today at the Israeli Go Global Forum meetup. Daniel presented to participants the issues that arise when deciding whether to recruit a local manager versus relocating an Israeli manager abroad.
February 19, 2020
IBM Alpha Zone – Mentors Meet Class 10
As part of the firm's representation of the IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss attended a session with participants of the new class and lectured on raising financing and investment terms.
February 12, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Served as Panelist in Meetup of Israeli Blockchain Community
Dr. Zvi Gabbay participated today in a panel entitled "Regulations and Securities, Where Are We?" The panel was part of an event focused on 2020 predictions for the blockchain industry in Israel. Dozens of entrepreneurs and leading players from the local blockchain community attended.
February 10, 2020
The Battle over Pinui & Binui: Ministry of Justice Wants You to Receive More for Each Apartment
Eldar Adato was interviewed by Globes on the Urban Renewal Authority's latest initiative to limit the addition of space in the apartments of Pinui Binui projects to 12 sq. m. Adato explains that this reduction represents another decrease in entrepreneurs' profit, thus jeopardizing the promotion of projects in this field.
February 10, 2020
Event Invite: New International Standards for Internal Alert Mechanisms
Join us for a seminar on the new international standards for internal alert mechanisms. The EU whistleblower protection directive that came into force in December 2019 and trends in the US signal a new duty—the obligation to formulate an in-house mechanism that allows employees to report improper or unethical conduct. To date, such mechanisms have largely been the responsibility of large companies subject to heavy regulation, but this reality is about to change. To what extent is your organization ready for such a mechanism? Are there any accepted standards for such mechanisms?
February 10, 2020
Hadar Israeli Lectures on Bribery in Israel and Legislative Initiatives
Adv. Hadar Israeli participated today at a meetup organized by the Israel Smart Cities Institute together with the Ethics Committee of the Kenyan Parliament as part of its visit to Israel. Hadar lectured on bribery in Israel and legislative initiatives on the subject.
February 5, 2020
Article: Cases against Netanyahu Will Have Precedential Effect on Corporate Governance in Israel
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Avishag Salomon of our Capital Markets Department published an op-ed in TheMarker, discussing how the Israel State Attorney's guideline on indicting and sanctioning corporations will guide the decision on the prosecution of Bezeq, Walla, and Yedioth Ahronoth.
February 3, 2020
Event Invite: Whistleblower Protection: Israel, Europe, and the US
The entry into force of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive in December 2019 and recent US legislative trends require local companies operating in the international arena to begin preparing accordingly. During the seminar, we will discuss the need to protect whistleblowers, existing regulation, and what the next steps should be.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Directors' Seminar Hosted by Analyst Investment House
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture at a directors' seminar hosted by Analyst Investment House. He addressed administrative enforcement, the Israel Securities Authority's structure, and its enforcement system.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Discount Bank's Compliance Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture today at a compliance conference organized by Discount Bank for all its compliance officers, trustees, board members, and management.
January 20, 2020
Event Invite: Networking with Airbus, Starburst, and a French Aerospace Delegation
We are hosting, together with Business France Israel, a networking cocktail in honor of the visit of a technological business delegation from the top aerospace clusters in France. Also participating in the event are representatives from Airbus DS and Starburst Israel.
January 20, 2020
Benefits in Employment Contracts
Many employees think the main thing to negotiate on before signing an employment contract is monthly salary. However, various other benefits can help reduce employees' expenses and save them more money at the end of the month and in retirement. An expert in labor law, Netta Bromberg was recently interviewed by Bizportal on the differences between contracts signed with companies with collective agreements and companies subject to expansion orders.
January 20, 2020
Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed on Betterment Levy Exemption
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the Supreme Court's precedential ruling granting a betterment levy exemption for lands under lease by agricultural settlements, even if the lands' planning purpose is not only agricultural.
January 19, 2020
Hagit Ben Moshe Invited to Speak at Kibbutz Industries Association’s Annual Conference
As an expert in the kibbutz sector, Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was invited to participate in the Kibbutz Industries Association's annual conference.  The conference is intended for managers and chairmen of kibbutz factories and companies and will discuss expected trends in the economy and the kibbutz industry in the coming decades. Hagit’s lecture will address the expected legal challenges in light of future trends in the kibbutz industry.
January 15, 2020
Shai Avnieli Lectures to Israeli Association of Construction & Infrastructure Engineers
Shai Avnieli served as a guest lecturer as part of an arbitration course held by the Israeli Association of Construction Infrastructure Engineers.
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